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#2266628 - 06/21/08 show us your shotguns
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OK I will admit that I am a gun nut and have a few custom rifles, but shotguns are my thing. I really like figured wood and have been known to buy a gun just because of the figure in the wood. So let's see your shotguns. The rifle guys like to show their stuff off, so why not us shotgun nuts.

I will start:
My K-80 30" trap barrels with Briley screw in chokes and sub gage tube to shoot skeet with. The stock was custom made to fit me and has 32 lpi checkering.








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#2266644 - 06/21/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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It all started in the early 80's with this gun. It is a Ruger Red Label 20 ga with the blued receiver.





this is my trap gun. A Browning Special Trap with 32" barrels and an Anton Rollover custom stock.




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#2266661 - 06/21/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Next up is my pride and joy. It is a Winchester 101 XTR light weight that belonged to my best friend. When he got killed his wife gave me this gun and I had this custom stock made for it a tribute to him.
It is a 20 ga with right at 28" barrels and 32 lpi checkering. I ask for 20 lpi as this is my field gun but the stock maker said it was too nice a piece of wood not to do 32 lines on, so that is what I got.





note the way he did the patterns and had them tie together with just diamond. He told me what he was going to do, but I did not understand until I say it myself.



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#2266664 - 06/21/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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ok there are 4 of mine, lets see some of yours.
I will post some more later....
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#2266685 - 06/21/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Stunning set of doubles there pullit. They litteraly put my go to gun to shame.
Well, crud, I thought I had a better image of it.

:just dandy, a link. gotta' figure out posting images:


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#2266699 - 06/21/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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that is no chunk of firewood sir, that is a great looking stock.
Is that an A-5 or a Model 11 or one of the other A-5 clones?
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#2266737 - 06/21/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Thanks for the compliment, but ya' ain't seen it in person.

She's a pre-war (1939) A5 in 16 gauge. Since I didn't want to molest the factory barrel I added a spare and had it tubed.

All in all I should have turned it over to Donnie, but a fella's got to try his first tang gun sometime. Do yer'self a favor, steer away from burl woods. They're a PITA to get an even surface and then the finish will foam until the seal is complete. This one took 6-7 coats of thinned AG before it quit foaming.
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#2266962 - 06/21/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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by the way, welcome to the fire....

A sweet 16 with wood like that, man it does not get any better...
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#2267288 - 06/21/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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That is a really fine piece of wood...you did well.

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#2270574 - 06/23/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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Excellent work.. Is it just the pix and light combo that makes the fore-end look more reddish than the buttstock?

Very nice piece 'o wood...
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#2270609 - 06/23/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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Cowboy, thought I would help you out.

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#2270634 - 06/23/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Ok, I'll share.. Below is an SKB model 880 Crown Grade in 12 gauge and it's my absolutely favorite shotgun.. According to Ithaca (I have a letter from them somewhere around here) they made/imported only 60 of these; half with 30" barrel, half with 32's.. Mine's a 30". A few 880s were made as a combo set and a few in 20 gauge, but overall these are quite rare.. I bought this brand spankin' new in 1980 and it's still in better than 98% condition..







I take it out about once a year for a round of trap just for kicks.. And yeah, it still breaks clays with the best of 'em.. I wouldn't sell it for anything..
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#2270668 - 06/23/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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very nice. Is that stock the org. or did you have extra checkering cut? I have never seen one checkered like that or that patteren.
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#2270874 - 06/23/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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It's totally original...
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#2270918 - 06/23/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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it sure is nice....
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#2271068 - 06/23/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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 Originally Posted By: Redneck
Excellent work.. Is it just the pix and light combo that makes the fore-end look more reddish than the buttstock?

Very nice piece 'o wood...


Part of it's the lighting, but mainly it's my mistake. I had put it into the barrel to amonia fume when I got a call which took me out of town right pronto. I forgot to take it out of the barrel and no amount of time with the butt would make them match.

I love that checkering pattern on your SKB. I've considered something similar to that on my A5 but as dificult as that stuff is to chisel, it might be a nightmare to checker.

Hey pullit, thanks for the pic. I still haven't read up yet on how to do that.
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#2271218 - 06/23/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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cowboy, not a problem..
did you make that stock yourself?
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#2271301 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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I wish. I used the old beat up factory butt to make a pattern that fit me properly and then had Donnie Gemes duplicate it on his pantograph. Sure wish I were that talented though, wouldn't be working a 7-3 five day week at the plant. Semi-inlets are as far as I have advansed so far.
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#2271338 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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This is true, Old World Craftsmanship. This is a 10 bore on a massive 8 bore frame. A beautiful piece of wood with painstaking handfitting in both wood and locks. A Burmingham England gun with Westley Richards action, Stanton sidelocks, Thomas Kilby & Sons damascus barrels. The engraving is fine and the fences around the hammers as well as the hammers themselves, speak of nothing but craftsmanship. A pleasure to own and shoot, but a tad heavy for a day in the field. It has 32 inch barrels and weighs 12 1/2 pounds....

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#2271364 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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You sir, make me green with envy.
The only 'old world' double I have is a 1915 Husqvarna Mod.20. But I will brag, she's a lot lighter than 12 1/2#.

Now I'm gonna' hafta' clear my bench again to put a backdrop down.
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#2271374 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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I love that wood on that gun. I have to admit, I don't own a rabbit ear'ed gun, but have alway had a deep love for them.

12.5 lbs...wow, that is a little heavier than I would want to tote all day...
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#2271700 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Wow!!! Those are some beautiful scatter-guns.... \:\)

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#2271827 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Nebraska]
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I went back to the safe, here is another beautiful original English hammergun. It is made in Birmingham by Hume, an early side lever, damascus shotgun. The engraving is very nicely done with about 60% coverage, with nice fences, reminicent of the carry-over from the earlier percussion era.

It has 2 1/2 inch chambers, rebounding hammers and very nice sidelocks. It is hard to find good guns like this that are as old as this.

Half the fun is owning these, the other half is shooting them...













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#2272033 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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Part of it's the lighting, but mainly it's my mistake. I had put it into the barrel to amonia fume when I got a call which took me out of town right pronto. I forgot to take it out of the barrel and no amount of time with the butt would make them match.
Excuse my ignorance but I've never heard of a process of 'amonia fuming'.. What does that do??

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I love that checkering pattern on your SKB. I've considered something similar to that on my A5 but as dificult as that stuff is to chisel, it might be a nightmare to checker.

Do you do your own checkering?? That is a true art. I know my own limitations and that's certainly one of 'em.. If you want to do something like that, print the pix and send the stock and pix to Sherry Abraham. I'm betting she can do a job like that..

Those old english shotguns are pure art.. Some day I need to take a couple of hours and make a trip to Duluth, MN and visit 'Pug's Guns'... He's got a high-end collectors shop in a kinda seedy, non-descript area of the city and specializes in big-bux European shotguns.. You'd never know it by looking at the storefront.. Reminds me of the shops one would see in south Chicago or Iraq... \:D
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#2272114 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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Dang yall, thems some gorgeous shotguns!!!! Phew, absolutely amazing!!!
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#2272117 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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I am not a stock expert but I think the amonia bring out the color in the wood. I know stock makers also steam the wood to do the same type thing.
Cowboy (or anybody else)please correct me if I am wrong about this.
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#2272121 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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you do have some very nice older shotguns, that is for sure. I have seen several nice older guns but as you said it is hard to find "clean" ones. Looks like you sure did....
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#2272463 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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 Originally Posted By: pullit
Redneck
I am not a stock expert but I think the amonia bring out the color in the wood. I know stock makers also steam the wood to do the same type thing.


Really.... I love to learn something new every day..

The stock below belongs to my second most favorite shotgun; an SKB M800.These were built circa 1980 also.. A guy in Michigan put this up for sale about 5 years ago. I had not seen a M800 before and the condition and price were excellent so I bought it.. Long story short, I could see some faint, nearly black lines in the buttstock, so I removed the wood and finish ( I don't care for urethanes on my shotguns) and noticed that it had been stained with a darker stain that actually covered the grain.. I removed it all, had Sherry Abraham clean up the checkering and refinished it in satin tung oil..

IMHO, this wood is outstanding and should be shown, not hidden with stain..




Something about good wood that makes/breaks the firearm... \:D \:D


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#2272471 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Those Winnie M101's are nice firearms.. Good customer of mine probably has about 10 of 'em..
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#2272498 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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I have a Beretta 391 right now that need the same thing done to it that you did to your SKB. You can see some good figure in the wood but it does not show up thru the finish very well. If you turn it just right you can see it. Been thinking I would tackle that job one of these days, so far I have been thinking that about 3 yrs now.....
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#2272510 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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You do have some good looking SKB's. I don't think I have ever seen any with the white grip caps before.
I really like the SKB 885 (I think thats the model number). It is the one with the side plates like your 880. I don't remember them (the 885's) having the white grip caps.
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#2272565 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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There's some very pretty wood on those shotgun's. The only thing that i have in a wood stock anymore is the wife's sweet sixteen and a Remy 1187 Upland Special.

Everything else is either black or camo. syn. bird/rabbit/turkey guns are synthetic, including Beretta 391 and Remy 1100's & 1187's. The places that i bird and rabbit hunt are rough and i worry about scratches and dings.

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#2272797 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: hunter1960]
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Beretta 391 for upland birds


Remington 870 Express 12ga. for turkey and waterfowl


H&R 20 ga. for a camp gun

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#2272812 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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 Originally Posted By: pullit
You do have some good looking SKB's. I don't think I have ever seen any with the white grip caps before.
I really like the SKB 885 (I think thats the model number). It is the one with the side plates like your 880. I don't remember them (the 885's) having the white grip caps.
I drooled over the 885s for years.. Never could quite afford one the few times I found one..

The 885 did have the side plates like the 880. To my limited recollection they did not have the white caps.. Only the 880 and 800 had those..

Well, 3 years is enough!! Get going on that refinish! You'll be glad you did when it's over.. The worst part is removing the old crap.. I'm lucky to have a commercial furniture finish stripping business fairly close.. I just send them the wood and it comes back in about a week or so, completely stripped and down to pure wood.. All for $30... Best money spent! I can't begin to do that myself for that kind of bux.. I'd lose my butt.. \:D
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#2272857 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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shrapnel, sir; yesterday you made me green with envy. Now you've really piled it on, yer' killin' me. Pleeease, keep it up. \:D

That Hume is gorgeouse. Exactly the way a double gun should be built.
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#2272894 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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That is a great picture of the 391 and your dog. I see some tiger strip in that stock. Do you have a better photo that shows the entire stock. That photo was a little bit of a tease....
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#2272898 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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 Originally Posted By: pullit
Redneck
I am not a stock expert but I think the amonia bring out the color in the wood. I know stock makers also steam the wood to do the same type thing.
Cowboy (or anybody else)please correct me if I am wrong about this.


Right you are sir. Amonia fumming reacts with tanic acid in the wood and force ages it. Some woods, such as walnut and oak, contain tanic acid by nature. Maple, as is the case with my A5 stock, needs to have tanic acid introduced. I find it much cheaper to brew up a strong cup of black tea and slobber that on as part of my whiskering stages.

It's kinda' shocking the first time you use this process. You're nice high dollar stock set just turned a nasty yellow/brown mustard yuck color. But fear not, once the whisker is removed and the first coats of finish have been applied the nice rich honey colors will come through.

You gotta' watch walnut though, and I mean that literaly. The color shift may seem gradual for a while, fifteen minutes later you peek in and your wood could be nearly black.

As for stains, I'm with you guys. That stuff's for decks and window sills.
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#2272990 - 06/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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pullit,

I have a couple other photos that are similar. The 391 has good figure in the wood but nothing fancy. If it is in the right light, the tiger stripes really show.

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#2273451 - 06/25/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lochsa]
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Here is my Franchi Alcione LF 12 guage with a Arizona quail slam...



My 870 express mag, my coyote shotgun!


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#2273596 - 06/25/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: firstcoueswas80]
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I went back into the safe and found a couple more nice looking shotguns. These are Winchester 101 Featherweight Pigeon Grades. They have 26 inch barrels and are vented between the barrels to help give the featherweight. One 12 gauge, the other is a 20 gauge.

There seem to be so many Browning shotguns out there, and I have always had a preference for the Winchester. These are not common, but are very nicely made and look good to boot.

















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#2273816 - 06/25/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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Nice wood! I notice they're both straight stocks.. I've never been able to shoot one of those comfortably; my wrist just doesn't seem to wanna bend that much.. \:D

Very nice examples of Winchester shotguns..

AsphaltCowboy, I really appreciate the information you gave above.. I had absolutely NO knowledge of that process at all.. How do you do the actual fuming process? You mentioned a 'barrel'.. ???
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#2273870 - 06/25/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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those 101's sure are nice. Winchester could sure build a great shotgun that pointed great. Those are two of the cleanest I have ever seen.
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#2273877 - 06/25/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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how do you like the Franchi? Everybody I talked to say they kick but they look so good I have thought about buying one anyway....
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#2275793 - 06/26/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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 Originally Posted By: Redneck
AsphaltCowboy, I really appreciate the information you gave above.. I had absolutely NO knowledge of that process at all.. How do you do the actual fuming process? You mentioned a 'barrel'.. ???


It's so easy even a cave man could do it.

Be forewarned; once you fume, it CAN NOT be undone. Unlike stain which can be sanded out ammonia fuming is through and through. A four inch square of say maple will be the same color in it's center as it is on the outer surface.

The barrel I use is one of the cardboard dry chemical barrels that our plastic colorant comes in at work. You could simply use a large trash bag, but I always worry about the ammonia gettin' spilt so I use the barrel.

Of all the hardwoods I've no idea which contain tannic acid naturally other than walnut and oak. You won't need it for those. Maple for sure does not, and will need treated. I can't remember for sure about cherry.

Since a quart size tea bag is more convenient and cheaper than buying tannic acid I use those. Put the tea bag in a standard 12oz coffee mug, fill 3/4 or so with water and nuke it in the micro-wave to brew and then let cool.

You can put this on naked wood at any time, but I wait until I'm ready to whisker the stock and use the tea for my first whisker. Just slobber it on and let the stock dry, you can whisker or not afterwards, your choice.

Now for the ammonia and be careful with that stuff, it can strangle ya', best done in a well ventilated area or better yet outside. Half a cup is more than plenty. Put a small dish of some sort in the bottom of the barrel over at the edge where you wont bump it with the stock and pour a bit of ammonia into it. Next place your stock in and cover the barrel. If you use a bag just tie the top shut or clip with a large enough cloths pin or something.

Some woods will react faster and get darker than others, depends on how hard and dense it is. Each individual piece of wood is different. Harder=slower not as dark, softer=faster and darker (this applies to blond woods like maple, walnuts can actually turn black). For a one piece stock of rock maple I just put it in and forget it, Two piece sets can get tricky, unless you specifically requested it you seldom get a forearm blank which was cut from the same area of the wood slab. Even a piece from the same tree may react differently. For these I recommend a simple egg timer. The butt usually is the hardest, so fume it first. Check frequently and when it looks dark enough remove it. The process stops almost immediately. Here is where you really need the egg timer (and where I screwed the pooch with my A5). Set the timer in five minute intervals and check the progress. You can touch it, the ammonia won't harm your hands unless you're sensitive, so take it out and compare it to the butt. When the color starts getting close set the timer for shorter intervals until you get a match. The wood will take on a nasty yuck look on the surface, just ignore that it'll sand off when you do your whisker.

You've really got to watch walnut, too much time in the fumes and it can often turn black or near to it. You can also almost, get a faux ebony if you leave it overnight or longer.

I've had a lousy day so if I've confused you with any of this, let me know, I'll clear it up tomorrow when my head is where it belongs.
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#2276115 - 06/26/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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I understand all of it but the tea.. What's the tea for in this process??

I can't wait to try this.... \:D
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#2276229 - 06/26/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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I'm not cowboy, but the tea is another way to bring out the color/contrast as opposed to using ammonia.

You might want to use the tea on walnut, or oak.

If I am wrong please tell me, but I think this is what he was saying.
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#2276688 - 06/26/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Hmmm... Now, I wonder just who discovered this in the first place? \:D \:D
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#2276844 - 06/26/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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somebody most likely spilled some on a piece of wood and said "hey look at this".....
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#2276894 - 06/26/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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LMAO... I think you're EXACTLY right...
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#2277625 - 06/27/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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Sorry for the confussion guys. I had what had to be the worst day in fifteen years at work yesterday and I,,, well, I had my head up my butt and wasn't thinking to clearly.
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Now, let's see if I can clear this up fer y'all.

Tannic acid (it's what's in the tea) and ammonia are what creats the reaction in the wood. Some woods have tannic acid in them and some don't.

Walnuts and oaks already have tannic acid in them. Mother nature put it there so's we don't have to. Ain't that cool of her?
Maple and some of the other blond hardwoods don't have tanic acid so we have to put it on the wood. Mother nature makes us waste a perfectly good teabag. But it's a fair trade if'n ya' ask me, considering what we get in return.

I'm not sure where he got it from, but I found it in Roy Dunlap's book "Gunsmithing" If you don't have one I strongly recommend it. Goood reading.
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#2278002 - 06/27/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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firstcoueswas80
how do you like the Franchi? Everybody I talked to say they kick but they look so good I have thought about buying one anyway....


I love that Franchi! I got it in trade a few years ago for super cheap. The wood on it is amazing, and I can actually shoot the damn thing! I shoot instinctive, so I never use the bead but I can still hit chit! It fits me like a glove, which is surprising as I am 6'3 280 lbs. I have never notice it kicking like a mule. My 870 knocks me pretty good with 3" #4 buck shot for coyotes and jack rabbits.

I love my Franchi! Compared to a 20 guage, it is a little heavy but it performs flawlessly and sits me well!

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#2278154 - 06/27/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: firstcoueswas80]
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got any pictures of the whole stock? I really love nice wood.
You and I are about the same size. I am 6'4" and I have lost a little weight (I am on a diet). I was 279 and I am 263 now.
It is hard to find a gun with long enough length of pull.
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#2278229 - 06/27/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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FN-Browning B 25 "Spécial Chasse", 12 ga


Close up of above engraving


Browning B525 "Prestige", 12 ga 3"


J. Bury, 20 ga


Webley & Scott 700, 12 ga
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#2278335 - 06/27/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Andre]
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Those look especially yummy... Beautiful wood on that 525.
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#2278346 - 06/27/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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 Originally Posted By: AsphaltCowboy
I'm not sure where he got it from, but I found it in Roy Dunlap's book "Gunsmithing" If you don't have one I strongly recommend it. Goood reading.
I know I've had that book but OF COURSE I can't find it right now..


Grrr
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#2279154 - 06/27/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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man those are nice.
I am so glad I started this thread. I did not know there where this many guy's and gal's on here that had great looking shotguns. I thought everybody just had rifles

Please keep the pictures coming I am learning alot about models of guns I have not seen before...
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#2279829 - 06/28/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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This is about the best that I have.


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#2280160 - 06/28/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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Actually, the wood on the gold inlayed B 25 is nicer. This pic shows it better:

While this is not a shotgun but a FN-Browning CCS25 9,3x74R double rifle, it's a close enough parent of the above :
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#2280228 - 06/28/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Andre]
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WOW... Whatta rifle!
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#2280331 - 06/28/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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I would have bought that one as well....that is some nice figure in that wood.
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#2281882 - 06/29/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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I actually got that thing in a SMOKING trade! I never needed a over/under my 870 always did the trick for me.

I had a well used 22-250 Sendero with a Burris Fullfield II I had for sale... Guy sent me an email with the new shotgun, offered me a straight up trade.. I couldnt turn it down! The gun came absolutely 100% from him. I was very impressed and now I love it! I think the only thing I would trade it for is the same thing in 20 guage, cuz its lighter!

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#2283414 - 06/30/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: firstcoueswas80]
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I hunt with a 20 ga for everything but turkey and duck. I am working on a 20 ga set up for turkey....
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#2283804 - 06/30/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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^ Nothing special really. Just my Mossberg 500 in stock form. No comments on my Transformer sheets please. \:\)
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#2284180 - 06/30/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Maser]
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I started with an 870 pump and shot it for years. Pumps are hard to be for duck hunting. They will shoot when a lot of autos freeze up....
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#2284876 - 06/30/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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 Originally Posted By: pullit
I started with an 870 pump and shot it for years. Pumps are hard to be for duck hunting. They will shoot when a lot of autos freeze up....


No chit there pullit. I've got a Marlin 120 Mag you could use for a boat paddle, and it won't fail. Mucho good medicine on prairie chickens to boot.
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#2285275 - 07/01/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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#2285716 - 07/01/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Nice, nice wood..
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#2286177 - 07/01/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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nice all the way around....
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#2289436 - 07/03/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Call me nutz over Browning superposed, especially superlights.
Here's a little Diana 3 gauge set from '71 that I regret the most trading away


The next few are from top to bottom, a Midas 20ga superlight, a .410 midas lightning with superlight stock (my plantation quail killer), and a 28ga P3 (since traded away)



Next is a '61 12ga Pointer that I had restored to original:




And a 12ga Midas Superlight:









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#2289825 - 07/03/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: docdb]
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Those are all super nice....
I think Brownings are hard to beat for the money.
If I had to pick, that Diana 3 gauge set, would get my vote. Thank the good Lord we don't have to pick....
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#2291296 - 07/04/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: docdb]
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I'd call you nutz for TRADING that beautiful set... Yowza...
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#2291434 - 07/04/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
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Yeah, lets not talk about it. I got a great piece in return, though. The guy that now owns it told me he turned down a $30K offer!
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Happy 4th, all........


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#2293170 - 07/05/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: docdb]
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The guy that now owns it told me he turned down a $30K offer!
YOWCH... Talk about rubbing salt on the wound....
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#2293337 - 07/05/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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You guys have some NICE shot guns. I get by with these.

I cut my teeth on the 20 gauge 870. It was my first firearm purchased new in 1968. It came with a 28 inch full choke barrel and I latter added a 26 inch IC barrel. I bought the Red Label for $600. It's a 12 gauge with IC /Mod 26 inch barrels.
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#2300048 - 07/09/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: prairie dog shooter]
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This is a pair of Rizzini/FAIR shotguns, top is an entry level 12 guage Premier, and the bottom on is my 20 guage Safari.
The safari is actually built on a rifle frame, and comes with a set of 6.5X55 barrels also.
Both guns shoot super, and the 20 is especially nice...
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#2301344 - 07/09/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: catnthehat]
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Well its not as purty as what you guys have, But I've got a few cases of shells over a crapload down the tube an have yet to have an issue.

By the way, If anybody see's one of these in a 20gauge LET ME KNOW !!


Smith&Wesson m3000 12gauge

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#2321451 - 07/20/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: mud_bogger]
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This is not a fancy gun but a family stuff.



I've retreived it yesterday, I had asked the gunsmith to perform some refreshing work. It has been my great grandfather shotgun, made in 1953 (gunmaker still unknown).







That was its condition before refreshing (broken hammer spring, rusty and un-blued metal, scratches everywhere, cleared wood with disappearing checkerings):



It's going to join back my nearly century old external hammers "bayard" shotgun and most recent Browning Ultra XS Tool.

Three shotgun generations, from newest to oldest:

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#2321988 - 07/20/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: grand_veneur]
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I recognize that first gun, but the name eludes me right now. le'me look around a bit.
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#2323337 - 07/21/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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it is nice to have a gun that is handed down from family.
Wish I had my grand dads old Winchester
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#2328501 - 07/24/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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I've owned all sorts of shotguns, but I've gone almost completely vintage.

Marlin Model 90's in 20, 16 and 12. I've put over 20K rounds through the 12ga in the last 2 years.


Remington 31 in 20 ga and early 870 wingmaster in 12 ga.


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#2336464 - 07/28/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: weagle]
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It all started with Weatherby pumps, then Remington, now, Winchester model 12. It rains here, alot, so why bother with a finish, just oil. This one was built in 1914, the wood and choke is later.



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#2336668 - 07/28/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: mpmax]
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got to love the model 12's. I wish I had a dollar for every shell I ever shot thru a Poly choke....
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#2351201 - 08/04/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: mpmax]
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That ole' Winnie looks like she could tell some stories.

I love that look. Well used, well cared for.
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#2360251 - 08/09/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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 Originally Posted By: AsphaltCowboy
I recognize that first gun, but the name eludes me right now. le'me look around a bit.


I've got an identification thanks to a French hunter who owns a 10 gauge from the same gunmaker: It seems to be a "Joseph Saive".

I ask myself if that Joseph Saive is linked to the famous gun engineer Dieudonné Joseph Saive ?

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Dieudonné Joseph Saive (1889–1973) was a Belgian small arms designer who designed the FN Model 1949[1] and the FN FAL. He became the head firearms developer of Fabrique Nationale after the death of John Browning. After John Browning's death, Saive continued with and finished the design started by Browning on the GP-35 pistol, commonly known as the Browning Hi-Power. It was the first 9 mm handgun to utilize a staggered-column magazine with a single feed point allowing a total of thirteen rounds to be loaded without an oversized grip or having the magazine protruding from below the grip.
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#2361234 - 08/10/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: grand_veneur]
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Here are few of mine:

Winchester 23 with winchokes, 12 gauge


SKB 400 SXS 12 gauge


Ruger Red Label 20 gauge


SIG/Rizzini TT45 12 Gauge


2 SIGs, one in 12, the other in 20


A couple of 20 gauge Remingtons, Father/son guns

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#2363506 - 08/11/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: ROMAC]
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those are some fine looking guns for sure....
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#2364418 - 08/11/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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I don’t have a camera handy, but here’s my list of shotguns; some are nice and some are quite pedestrian – but I enjoy them all.

12 Bore 2 ½” Westley Richards Anson & Deeley Boxlock, non-ejector. 30” Damascus barrels, double triggers choked ¼ & ½
12 Bore 2 ¾” Antonio Zoli Z Gun (Verona LX 980/Zoli Kronos) – Adjustable comb stock on exhibition grade wood, 30” barrels, cased with lots of chokes and accessories
12 Bore 2 ¾” Browning Auto 5: Made in the early ‘30’s or there abouts. 28 ½” plain barrel, no engraving
20 Bore 2 ¾” Remington Model 11; 26” solid rib, ¼ choke.
12 Bore 2 5/8” Remington 1889 Hammer Gun; 30” fluid steel barrels choked full/full
12 Bore 2 ¾” Winchester Model 12; 28” vent rib, choked ½
12 Bore 2 ¾” JC Higgins Model 20 Deluxe; 28” vent rib with Pachmayr Pow-R-Choke
12 Bore 2 ¾” Winchester Model 1897; 18” barrel, cylinder bore
12 Bore 2 ¾” Hercules (Stevens 1929) single shot; 32” plain barrel, full choke
.410 Bore 2 ¾” Hercules (Stevens 1929) single shot; 26” plain barrel, full choke
.410 Bore 3” Stevens “Springfield” Bolt Action; 28” plain barrel, full choke
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#2364466 - 08/11/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: GunGeek]
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my only two

Remington 870 Express 12 ga
IAC Coach Gun - 12 ga





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#2369197 - 08/14/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Ivan]
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here's one of my favourites, a Merkel combo 2 barrel set 16/16 and 16/7x57R



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#2371768 - 08/15/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: castnblast]
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castnblast - A lot of drilling and combo guns have their shotgun barrels regulated to the rifle barrel for use with a slug. Ever try slugs out of your combo barrel?
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#2375025 - 08/17/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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I think it's a Francotte. Wild guess, but just look at it!
Barrel extension into standing breech, with Greener-type cross-
bolt, and sideclips, if you please! That's a lot of class for
a boxlock, which is why I think Francotte, or maybe Dumoulin.
Seems too well engineered to simply be a Belgian "trade gun."

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#2378520 - 08/19/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Fang]
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11-87, customed stocked by Dave VandenBrand, 26 inch tube, ported by Pro-Port witn Briley extended tubes. Wood is awesome, pics dont do justice........












Sig TT45, made by B. Rizzini, imported by Sig Arms, 32 inch gun, my main clays gun....





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#2403215 - 08/31/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: passport]
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Thats me and my Model 21, 26" barrels, cylinder & cylinder, double triggers, extractors, manufactured in 1937. Pheasant hunting near the Missouri Breaks MT (Square Butte in the background) in 2004



Edited by Odessa (08/31/08)
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#2403338 - 08/31/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Odessa]
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outstanding wood....
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#2403339 - 08/31/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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got to love those Winchesters....
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#2411919 - 09/04/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Here are the only doubles I have at the moment. Nothing as fancey as some of you guys.
Browning Citori 525 20ga
Ruger Red Label 12ga
Churchill Windsor I 20ga SxS


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#2434606 - 09/14/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: stumpman]
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I just added this one to the collection today. It's a caesar Guerini 28ga with 28" barrels on it it's for my son to use shooting sporting clays and trap with. Then when he outgrows it it will come back to dear old dad.
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#2442981 - 09/18/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Odessa]
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 Originally Posted By: Odessa
Thats me and my Model 21, 26" barrels, cylinder & cylinder, double triggers, extractors, manufactured in 1937. Pheasant hunting near the Missouri Breaks MT (Square Butte in the background) in 2004

Just goes to show, with modern loads, you really don't need to worry about choke. When in doubt, go one size larger.
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#2443058 - 09/18/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Fang]
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 Originally Posted By: Fang
Barrel extension into standing breech, with Greener-type cross- bolt, and sideclips, if you please! That's a lot of class for
a boxlock, which is why I think Francotte, or maybe Dumoulin.
Seems too well engineered to simply be a Belgian "trade gun."


In fact it is a quite common package for an old school shotgun from Liege. The same with my "bayard" that was known as a basic non custom / non fancy gun. Belgian's gunsmithing good old and lost time .

I can confirm the hammerless is a Joseph Saive.
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#2471467 - 10/02/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: grand_veneur]
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Loc: hangoverville oregon

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#2493494 - 10/12/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: mud_bogger]
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This is my BSS .20ga. IM/M 26" barrels.

I had a place where the doves funneled through a slot between hills and that little gun was devastating on them.
The boys were enthusiastic retrievers, too! \:\)
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#2507264 - 10/17/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Blacktail53]
jbmi Offline
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Browning BPS Pigeon Grade
Browning Citori Lightening Grade III
Wife's Browning XT Trap
My Kolar Trap
Remington 90T Trap

My Kolar Combo after I had it stocked with left handed French Walnut.


My field gun is a classic 1909 Parker VH 16ga. SXS


I was big into rifles until I got bit by the shotgun fever and trap shooting.
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#2515338 - 10/21/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: jbmi]
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some nice shotgun, Your wife must be tuff, I see she is gunning with no recoil pad and using an alum plate instead...
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#2516682 - 10/22/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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 Originally Posted By: pullit
some nice shotgun, Your wife must be tuff, I see she is gunning with no recoil pad and using an alum plate instead...
LOL....


Very nice wood on that Kolar...
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#2517345 - 10/22/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
burner Offline
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Loc: MD
I have a Ruger Red Label in 20/26" and a Ruger Gold Label. The RGL is here:

http://www.24hourcampfire.com/ubbthreads...e/1#Post2504461

Pics don't do it justice; couldn't get the flash on the wife's camera to shut off.

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#2533982 - 10/29/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: burner]
bgold Offline
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Loc: Missouri
Here are a few I have pics of. I really need to get some of the rest, and better pics of what I have...but here is a start:

Beater 1972 Belgian A5 12ga Mag I pick up tomorrow:


1950 A5 Standard 12:



1962 A5 Sweet 16:

butt pad has been removed since purchase:


Japanese 12ga Mag:



Just sold:
11-87 Premier 20ga and 11-87 SPS 12ga SuperMag

Browning 10ga BPS:


More to come!

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#2538161 - 10/30/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: docdb]
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 Originally Posted By: docdb
Call me nutz over Browning superposed, especially superlights.
Here's a little Diana 3 gauge set from '71 that I regret the most trading away


The next few are from top to bottom, a Midas 20ga superlight, a .410 midas lightning with superlight stock (my plantation quail killer), and a 28ga P3 (since traded away)




Doc:

I really like your '61 pointer.

Who did the restoration for you?

I have a '53 trap grade 1 superposed. I would like to have the wood professionally redone.

Thanks.

Bob

Next is a '61 12ga Pointer that I had restored to original:




And a 12ga Midas Superlight:








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#2538562 - 10/30/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: 30Gibbs]
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Here is my Browning citori 16 gauge (correct size frame) 24" bbl's invector chokes. It's short and light for the partridge wood's.

Karl

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#2541244 - 10/31/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: marlinshooter1]
pullit Offline
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I have a hankering for a 16ga again...
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#2541862 - 11/01/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
bgold Offline
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I bought my Sweet 16 to give the 16ga a try. Fell in love with it in the dove fields earlier this season.

Don't know why I waited so long...

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#2545204 - 11/03/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: bgold]
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Nothing real special: Remington Special Field 12 ga. with the 23" barrel, Rem-choke. I looked for one for a long time, until I found this one. It's my only shotgun now.
As most of you may already know, the magazine and forend on these are shorter than standard. I've considered picking up a synthetic pg stock to bang around with, saving that nice wood. I know the buttstock would fit ok, but does anyone want to assure me that I can shorten the synthetic forend to fit my gun? It's really all that's kept me from shooting an order out to Brownell.
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#2575931 - 11/16/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: slabsides]
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My great old Hopkins and Allen 16 bore.









And a handfull of others in 12, 16 and 20 bore.


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#2581546 - 11/18/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Tony]
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most of my hunting is ducksband geese so I shoot one of my 2 camo dipped benelli SBE's usually. my O/U follows the same theme. It's an older fabarms camo mag lion they H&K imported. 28" barrels with tribore system and 3 1/2" chambers. whole gun came in wetlands camo. not the lightest but the gun has been bombproof for ducks, geese and turkeys for several years
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#2584926 - 11/20/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: MallardAddict]
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Here is a little something I picked up on a whim, proly paid too much. 870 in 28 gauge, nice old gun, fixed full choke that I will most likley open up to .010, add a pad so it stays on my sholder as the hard plastic slips off when I pump it.

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#2624149 - 12/07/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: passport]
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john nice 870 i like the fact of 28ga
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#2624916 - 12/07/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: tbear99]
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Loc: B.C. Canada
There are some real beauties here for sure. I've only just gotten into shotgunning. Here are the two I use:

Top is a Winchester 101 Trap and the bottom is a Winchester 23 Pigeon Grade XTR, both 12 gauge

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#2626383 - 12/07/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: slabsides]
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Loc: Alberta Canada
Below is my Browning Euro Gold 20 gauge.






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#2637426 - 12/11/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: stubblejumper]
pullit Offline
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Loc: Middle/West Tennessee
guys (and gal's) you sure have some great looking shotguns.
thanks for posting pictures....
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#2651217 - 12/16/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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I love Continental double guns:

My pride and joy, French artisan gun, Seytre, 12 bore:



Latest addition, GDR Merkel drilling, 16/16/7x65r, its now my "go-to gun"





The working gun, Fabarms Classic Lion, 12 bore:

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#2652645 - 12/17/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Chasseur]
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I've posted this pic before but I guess the statute of limitations has expired. My three Remington Model 31 pumps, the oldest a three digit S/N from late '31. I actually have a fourth now but it's so fugly i haven't taken a pic of it yet.

The top gun has a Simmons screw-on (as opposed to screw in) choke that I have been unable to find any info on, or other chokes for. If anyone knows anything about them, please give me a holler.


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#2666157 - 12/22/08 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: RufusG]
Sako Offline
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Registered: 12/15/06
Posts: 1648
Loc: TN
Here are three of my favorites.....

Top is a Beretta Teknys Gold Target model in 12g with interchangable ribs & the works, middle is a Stevens 311 16ga & the bottom is a Merkel 47 in 12g





Edited by Sako (12/22/08)
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#2692806 - 01/02/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Sako]
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http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o475/NomadABPos/102_4078.jpg?t=1230909351

[img]http://i343.photobucket.com/albums/o475/NomadABPos/102_4078.jpg?t=1230909351[/img]


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#2693932 - 01/03/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: AsphaltCowboy]
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Loc: Montana!!
Wow Guys,
Those are some gorgeous guns!!
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#2735908 - 01/17/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Barnacle_Bill]
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Loc: outside the burgh
K-80 sporter:





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#2736005 - 01/17/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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This is one that has pretty much done it all: From game to targets.




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#2906414 - 03/23/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
djs Offline
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Registered: 01/18/06
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Loc: Virginia
Some really beautiful wood / finishing / checkering in the above posts!

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#2906573 - 03/23/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Registered: 02/04/07
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Loc: Socialist Republic of NJ
I put this in the 'Savage Collectors' Shotgun thread, thought you might like to see it here.

A pair of Savage 242's, 410 over 410:



And
A pair of Savage Fox's, a 12 gauge model B, and a 20 gauge Model BSE:

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#2906602 - 03/23/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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One more, that I have pics of:

This used to be a very sorry excuse for a 20 gauge Winchester 1300 Ranger when I rescued it and decided to make a slug gun out of it. Did all the work myself, and also have a 28 inch barrel for it with Winchokes.


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#2917895 - 03/28/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: wink_man]
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The latest and greatest field gun for the lefty. Ithaca 37, 12ga. Modified. 1973.


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#2918775 - 03/28/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: mpmax]
tmc0304 Offline
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Registered: 03/26/07
Posts: 641
Loc: Delaware
Here's my favorite. Nothing special to most. This was my Grandfather's quail gun. Remington 1148 in 28 gauge. I actually killed my first goose with it when I was 7. (I'm 43 now)

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#2920107 - 03/29/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: tmc0304]
GeneB Offline
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Loc: South Central Wisconsin
I don't think there have been enough pictures of pump guns posted so I thought I shold post some of mine, pumps have had a popularity in America that is unique. Unfortunatly after seeing mine they may not be as popular as they once were . There are questions marks on some of the labels, if anyone can confirm or correct anything please PM me.





And remember to look for the UNION LABEL when shopping for your next pump shotgun .
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#2937688 - 04/05/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: GeneB]
battue Offline
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Interesting and unique. Ever shoot them? What's the deal on the front trigger lever? Thanks for posting.
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#2940202 - 04/06/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
GeneB Offline
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Loc: South Central Wisconsin
 Originally Posted By: battue
Interesting and unique. Ever shoot them? What's the deal on the front trigger lever? Thanks for posting.


They are like a side eject version of the Spensor pumps and operate the same. The front 'trigger' is actually an extension of the internal hammer and is used to uncock the gun, which is the safe position, you then have to use either your thumb or your index finger to recock it in order to fire. These, like the Spensor use a rebounding firing pin, possibly the first guns to use one. The model 50 still uses a rebounding firing pin (necessary for these guns to function) but uses a sliding safety to block the trigger. The safety is mounted on the left side and for right-handed operation seems extremely awkward. Gene


Edited by GeneB (04/06/09)
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#2960256 - 04/13/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: GeneB]
RDFinn Offline
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Not the greatest pics but here goes anyway.

This is my Beretta 682 Gold E with an adj. comb stock in 12ga w/28 bbl.


This one is my field/sporting clays favorite. Beretta 391 Gold Sporting in 12ga. w/28 bbl.

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#2961815 - 04/14/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: RDFinn]
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Registered: 01/14/04
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Loc: Lyndeborough New Hampshire
Probably many of you will turn thumbs down on this one, but I haven't seen too awful many of them.

It a Remington 11-48 in 28 gauge. Modified choke and 25" barrel. 6 and 1/4 lbs.

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#2962341 - 04/14/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Longbeardking]
sqweeler Offline
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Loc: L.I. N.Y.
Great gun Longbeard.Shot one at competition Skeet for many yrs.The choice many moon's ago was that or a 28 Model 12

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#2980594 - 04/21/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: sqweeler]
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These are mine...







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#2982032 - 04/22/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: bgold]
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Here is what is left of my Merkel 2001 E. It was given to me by my wife for my 50th birthday. It is a 12ga, extra fancy wood 28 inch barrels and pure death in a dove field. Ever since it was stolen it has been back to a 30year old Browning pump. Maybe one day the Merkel will find its way home.

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#2990041 - 04/25/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Registered: 04/17/09
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Loc: Wisconsin

Here are a couple of mine-

#1- Winchester SX2 elite
#2- Winchester 42 plain barrel 410
#3- Browning High grade 42
#4- Winchester model 12 Pigeon grade trap (1954)
#5- Winchester model 12 Black Diamond Trap Grade (1931)
#6- Beretta 682x Un-single clay crushing machine

\:\) Man do I love my hobbies

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#2990287 - 04/25/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Claybirds]
SuBmoa Offline
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Registered: 04/15/09
Posts: 242
Loc: MN
nice

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#3015635 - 05/05/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: SuBmoa]
Taverner Offline
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Registered: 04/04/05
Posts: 382
Loc: Albany OR
SuBmoa:

Your SX2(MO camo) extended choke and Benelli are set up identical to mine.

Have to say good taste in hunting guns.

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#3020663 - 05/07/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
Toddly Offline
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Loc: West by God Virginia
Heres a few.


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#3022046 - 05/08/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Toddly]
battue Offline
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You win. Usually takes something that sways to make me look that hard. We can now officially end this thread!!! Very nice. Thanks for posting.


Edited by battue (05/08/09)
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#3023367 - 05/09/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
Toddly Offline
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I have worked hard for those 6 guns, might as well share the fun of it. Thanks Battue, but there are way more impressive collections than this. Todd

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#3023387 - 05/09/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
Toddly Offline
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I have worked hard for those 6 guns, might as well share the fun of it. Thanks Battue, but there are way more impressive collections than this. Todd

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#3023537 - 05/09/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Toddly]
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No doubt there are more impressive collections, that takes nothing away from yours. However, not many have six model 21s of that overall quality. You worked hard for some special shotguns.

In my estimation one of the greatest shotguns ever assembled. English best will fall apart if fed a steady diet of heavies. The M21 will just ask for more of the same.

Again, very nice.

Addition: Any small gauges? The second one down looks sweet.


Edited by battue (05/09/09)
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#3024197 - 05/09/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
Toddly Offline
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 Originally Posted By: battue
No doubt there are more impressive collections, that takes nothing away from yours. However, not many have six model 21s of that overall quality. You worked hard for some special shotguns.

In my estimation one of the greatest shotguns ever assembled. English best will fall apart if fed a steady diet of heavies. The M21 will just ask for more of the same.

Again, very nice.

Addition: Any small gauges? The second one down looks sweet.
The 2 on the top are both trap grade 20 gauges, one with a vent rib. The one on the bottom is a factory engraved custom grade with original box.



Edited by Cartod (05/09/09)

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#3025119 - 05/10/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Toddly]
tronskie Offline
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Registered: 03/07/01
Posts: 270
Loc: northern Minnesota



Pair of Berettas- 12 gauge Ultralight & 20 gauge Silver Pigeon

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#3045045 - 05/19/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Toddly]
ZeroGravitas Offline
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Registered: 08/12/08
Posts: 56
Loc: New York
 Originally Posted By: Cartod
....there are way more impressive collections than this.


No doubt, but they're not posted here!

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#3054112 - 05/24/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: ZeroGravitas]
Steve_NO Offline
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Loc: New Orleans
there's a flock of A-5s, a couple of 1100s, an 11-87, a crack barrel or two, a couple of Savages, two Citoris, and these SxSs:




LC Smith field gauge 12, Ugarechea 12 gauge DU raffle gun, Greener 2 1/2 in 16 ga.
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#3057936 - 05/26/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Steve_NO]
sqweeler Offline
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Registered: 02/24/07
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Loc: L.I. N.Y.
Can't dig out the other 9 21's ranging from Grand American to matched pair of 16 & 20 ga. Tournaments.But here's a little something from the front row.Perazzi MX-8 C Sporting 31 1/2",1941 Special order A&F Win 21,SKB 400,Win Mod 50 Deluxe 3 pin rib 2 barrel set 30" Full ,26" WS-1 and 1905 Parker DH special order live pigeon http://photobucket.com/sqweeler ii5

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#3058137 - 05/26/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Steve_NO]
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12-g. HJ Hussey, ca. 1910. 28'' barrels. 6 1/2 pounds.

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#3058142 - 05/26/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Steve_NO]
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12-g. HJ Hussey, ca. 1910. 28'' barrels. 6 1/2 pounds.

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#3064503 - 05/28/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Light12]
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very nice....I have trouble pointing a straight grip and need the Prince of Wales style, even thought the straight ones look much cooler.
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#3080422 - 06/04/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Toddly]
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 Originally Posted By: Cartod
Heres a few.


Gorgeous, and not an English grip among 'em...
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#3167795 - 07/20/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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I have a few, nothing fancy. Someday I would like to trade for a nice 20 ga. side by side.

Ruger Red Label 12 gauge 26" barrels IC/M


870 WingMaster 20 gauge 26" barrel IC


870 Express 3"mag, tubes with tupperware stock.


870 Express 3"mag wood stocked.
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#3174363 - 07/23/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: prairie dog shooter]
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Youve got decent guns, but that Brit........ Now thats pure beauty! There is no upland dog like a brit!

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#3203527 - 08/04/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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GAWD ALL THESE SHOTGUNS MAKE ME WANT TO CRY
i cant afford any of them
oBAMA BETTER FIX THE ECONOMY
ALTHOUGH THERE IS NO HOPE


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#3217638 - 08/10/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: p3dr0]
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not the best pic, but its an older Beretta silver pigion SXS 12 ga. all of my upland hunting is done with SXS's anymore. i am really starting to like my 16 and 20 ga Ugartecha's


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#3251633 - 08/24/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: rosco1]
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My 870 slugger




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#3254637 - 08/25/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: 1100mag]
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Picked this Beretta up yesterday, a 686 in 20ga.
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#3294590 - 09/11/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Seven_Heaven]
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Is that aftermarket wood? That wood is beautiful for an onyx.

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#3294719 - 09/11/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: jetjockey]
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Originally Posted By: jetjockey
Is that aftermarket wood? That wood is beautiful for an onyx.


Not aftermarket, that is the wood that came on it. I've gotten a couple of Ruger No. 1's with better than average wood also. Doc Encore says I have been "blessed by the wood gods".

The Beretta has knocked down a few doves already, but alas she has already got a ding in that wood. Was standing too close to the SIL and his semi-auto shucks empties with gusto. Dang kids and their new-fangled semi-autos! frown
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#3294786 - 09/11/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Seven_Heaven]
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I looked for months for an Onyx with that kind of wood. Your one lucky SOB in my opinion. Congrats! In order to get a stock like yours I'm gonna have to get one from Coles.

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#3483538 - 11/16/09 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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My favorite is a Weatherby Orion III


Surprisingly, my shotgun with the best lookin' wood is a special run Rem 870. It has pheasant and bird dog engraving and some nice Claro walnut!!





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#3636473 - 01/03/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Nebraska]
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I haven't seen a Colt shotgun in this thread. My cousin has a side/side boxed colt hammerless ordered by a great-great grand uncle in about 1895,delivered in 1896 and barrels replaced at no charge by factory in 1898. Serial number between 1000-1990 but I don't remember exact #. Engraved, damascened barrels, beautiful wood. Box is even in good shape with blue felt interior and leather exterior. Original paperwork folded and starting to tear unfortunately. Bores are absolutely pristine!

No pictures available, but I may be able to get some from him sometime to post. Any other Colts out there?
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#3653381 - 01/08/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: johnsavage]
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I just had my LC Smith 3E refinished by Dan Printz at The firing Pin in NC. Go check it out The Firing Pin - LC Smith 3E
He put up a bunch of pictures of work he did on it. Here is just one I took once it came back home.

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#3654133 - 01/08/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Thunderball]
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Here are my favorites. Not as pretty as some, but they get the job done. 1st is a Remington 310 12ga that I just got yesterday, 2nd is a Browning sweet sixteen Belgium made, and 3rd is my baby. Savage Fox Model B in 20ga. I use this gun for everything and I love the way she feels. I bought the Remington to give my Fox a break for a little while. As you can see all 3 guns and just about every gun I have all have that same scratch on the butt stock. That is from getting them in and out of my gun safe. I hit them every time.
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#3693798 - 01/19/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: coyoteman23]
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Winchester model 97 pump in .16 ga.

It was a gift from an old elk hunting pard.
It looks half worn out, but it's slick and smooth and has a trigger like a target rifle... Turkeys hate it!
Serial # sez it's made in 1900!
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#3712608 - 01/24/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Blacktail53]
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My new Browning gold hunter 26" 3 1/2" mag

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#3752188 - 02/03/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: hemiallen]
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Sort of Fox guy of recent years... lets see what I have in photobucket....

Little A grade 12 bore fits me great and its often my go to gun... its nothing special but I like it...


Not a great picture either but again



A non-orignal and "restored" straight stocked B grade 12 bore with 32" barrels



A 12 bore CE

with some game




A like new Sterlingworth with the original box from 1928



Got a few other Fox guns but no pics

The wife shooting my Red label



and the old right hand yet left eye dominant shooting... she still hit like 15 of 25... I don't get it...


Any other Fox collectors out there?????????
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#3822257 - 02/22/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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Down to only 2 SXS's, both 12 gauge. Top Merkel, bottom Bland. The engraving on the Merkel is arabesque (sp?) I like them both a lot.

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#3841726 - 02/27/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: MnFn]
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I really like the Bland. Clean lines. Thomas Bland? English or from Woodcock Hill?

Any idea on weight of the Merkel? Been looking at a few of them lately.
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#3842098 - 02/27/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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#3864065 - 03/05/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bay_Dog]
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Picked up a 1958 Sweet Sixteen this morning...NIB. smile
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#3899560 - 03/16/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Bay_Dog]
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Originally Posted By: Bay_Dog






Great pics!!

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#3899756 - 03/16/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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Terrific guns and game birds! Say, is your dog a GWP or a WPG?
Looks like a handsome animal, either way.

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#3942822 - 03/28/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Fang]
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Thanks, Battue,
The Bland is an EJ. I don't know much about it.

It has some nice touches, tho. Horn butt.


Not sure on the weight of the Merkel, I will check it out and post it. I did shoot a couple rounds of Sporting Clays with the Merkel and I did quite well on the first bird (with spreader loads), not so good getting back on the second bird after recoil. One of the guys seemed to think there was a lot of muzzle jump. Too light for that game, maybe? Don't know, but it comes up nice for me, and the inletting and engraving looks pretty good to me; no expert tho.

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#3947219 - 03/29/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Fang]
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Originally Posted By: Fang
Terrific guns and game birds! Say, is your dog a GWP or a WPG?
Looks like a handsome animal, either way.


Not mine but its a buddy's... WPG
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#4002608 - 04/17/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lovemy99]
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just got this nice Fausti in 28 gauge delivered the other day - skipped out at lunch to the range and smoked some skeet clays with it - superb!
Cat

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#4009657 - 04/19/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: catnthehat]
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My trio of Browning BPS shotguns: 20 gauge Upland Special, 16 gauge Grade-III Hunter, and 12 gauge 3" Magnum NWTF turkey special. I might add a 28 gauge to the family soon. I am really starting to like these shotguns; put the 16 gauge on layaway a few months ago (two weeks after I bought the NWTF model) but picked it up last week.

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#4010501 - 04/20/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Nebraska]
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Thanks. They were kind of an after thought. Done right by the hotel along the interstate. There were some really cool old buildings an farm implements in some of the fields that we walked. If I had been on my game, we'd have stopped and taken some pics there with the dogs too.

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#4038611 - 04/29/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Redneck]
justy Offline
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Dam nice guns!!!

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#4133191 - 06/02/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Seven_Heaven]
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Loc: west of the Chesapeake Bay
Originally Posted By: Seven_Heaven
Originally Posted By: jetjockey
Is that aftermarket wood? That wood is beautiful for an onyx.


Not aftermarket, that is the wood that came on it. I've gotten a couple of Ruger No. 1's with better than average wood also. Doc Encore says I have been "blessed by the wood gods".

The Beretta has knocked down a few doves already, but alas she has already got a ding in that wood. Was standing too close to the SIL and his semi-auto shucks empties with gusto. Dang kids and their new-fangled semi-autos! frown



Chris,

Do you buy your guns off the rack or order them and when the box is opened you "Gasp" at the fine figured walnut you get to fondle.

The Beretta is beautiful.

Doc

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#4351315 - 08/24/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: catnthehat]
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Originally Posted By: catnthehat
just got this nice Fausti in 28 gauge delivered the other day - skipped out at lunch to the range and smoked some skeet clays with it - superb!
Cat



If you don't mind what does it weigh and barrel length? Balance point?
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#4354931 - 08/25/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Been getting ready for the upcoming season - this 16 gauge Model 12 pump will be doing the upland honors beginning with a dove hunt Labor Day weekend, followed by quail at Thanksgiving and rabbit in January. I'll let my Browning 12 gauge BPS handle the steelshot chores during duck and goose season (and the turkey hunting in the spring). Man's has gotta have a plan - mine is ready.
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#4380696 - 09/03/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Odessa]
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#4413771 - 09/15/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: Toddly]
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Soooo......what's the "rest of the story" on the cat and gun?

A special gun like that deserves more info!
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#4417074 - 09/16/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: msj348]
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#4417255 - 09/16/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: msj348]
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Originally Posted By: msj348
Soooo......what's the "rest of the story" on the cat and gun?

A special gun like that deserves more info!
you can see the history of this gun here: http://forums.gunbroker.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=475745

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#4428519 - 09/19/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: battue]
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Originally Posted By: battue
Originally Posted By: catnthehat
just got this nice Fausti in 28 gauge delivered the other day - skipped out at lunch to the range and smoked some skeet clays with it - superb!
Cat



If you don't mind what does it weigh and barrel length? Balance point?

26" barrels , 5lbs. even, and it balances right on the hinge pin!:>)
Cat
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#4451132 - 09/27/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: catnthehat]
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#4451167 - 09/27/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lhonda]
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#4451203 - 09/27/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lhonda]
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This is the closest thing that I have maybe approaching something pretty, and that is actually probably worth a coupla' bucks. And despite being chumpchange in value compared to a lot of the shotty porn posted, even this thing I won't dare take into the blind or even for upland with me; far too nice for my clumsy self. wink In 100% NIB never-been-fired condition. I'll never use it, and will eventually get around to selling or trading it. DU 50th Anniversary 1987 Browning A-5 Light 12.












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#4452543 - 09/27/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lhonda]
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I have carried my K80 Dove hunting before and carry my 101 with custom wood pheasant hunting as well as most any other bird hunting I do. If it is really bad out, I have beater scatter guns for that.
Like asking would you enter your new car to a demolition derby...you could, but why would you.


Edited by pullit (09/27/10)
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#4452578 - 09/27/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: pullit]
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Loc: Ct.
Here's my contribution...
A neat little Bavarian 16ga. hammergun. Made by an "A.Doublon" in Ingolstadt, Bavaria. I figure it's 1890's to pre-WW1 vintage. Fluid barrels, 2 3/4 chambers,but I'll only shoot 2 1/2s with the old gal. Funny how that big cheek piece fits like a glove. This gun points well.
It was somebodys pride and joy as it has gold washed lock panels and a horn grip in back of the trigger guard.





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#4452635 - 09/27/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: bucktales]
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Bucktails, that is one cool looking fowling piece! Odessa
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#4454565 - 09/28/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: shrapnel]
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Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 3162
Loc: Alberta
Originally Posted By: shrapnel
This is true, Old World Craftsmanship. This is a 10 bore on a massive 8 bore frame. A beautiful piece of wood with painstaking handfitting in both wood and locks. A Burmingham England gun with Westley Richards action, Stanton sidelocks, Thomas Kilby & Sons damascus barrels. The engraving is fine and the fences around the hammers as well as the hammers themselves, speak of nothing but craftsmanship. A pleasure to own and shoot, but a tad heavy for a day in the field. It has 32 inch barrels and weighs 12 1/2 pounds....



Here's my W.R side lock!
it's a light , fine shooting 12 bore with brass cases and black powder.
Cat


Edited by catnthehat (09/28/10)
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#4456000 - 09/28/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: lhonda]
bgold Offline
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lhonda...very nice A-5.

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#4464163 - 10/01/10 Re: show us your shotguns [Re: bgold]
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